HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 07: cHEF / tv pERSONALITY Giada De Laurentiis attends the opening night red carpet for "Moulin Rouge! The Musical" at Hollywood Pantages Theatre on July 07, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)
The Fish Paste Giada De Laurentiis Can't Stop Using
By Crystal Antonace
Giada De Laurentiis' Italian heritage is built with strong culinary roots, and she uses this rich knowledge to simplify recipes; she says, "if you have all the staples, you will never feel like you can't put a meal together at the drop of a hat." Among those essentials, there's one fish paste De Laurentiis always has on hand.
De Laurentiis has delved into her tried-and-true pantry staples, proclaiming her appreciation for Amore anchovy paste. Anchovies add a salty, "umami" component to most dishes, and she adds that it is a great item to have on hand for when your food needs a salty kick.
De Laurentiis stands by the Amore brand, as she says it carries a lot of depth without being too expensive. Amore founder Mario Foah created the brand to share his mother's culinary brilliance with the rest of the world with the goal of bringing some of Italy's finest products to the U.S.